A 36-year-old member asked:
what to do if i think i have chondromalacia patellae, how can i treat it?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core.
Answered on Dec 22, 2013
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